Post Editors

Post Editors

Government cannot afford to disappear

Government cannot afford to disappear

The Dáil adjourned for its eight-week summer recess last week, rising until September 18.

Courts can act - but they need the evidence

Courts can act - but they need the evidence

There has been much argument over the past few years about whether different standards apply to white collar crime, compared to more everyday offences.

Delivering a deal on our bank-related debt

Delivering a deal on our bank-related debt

There has been an important shift of emphasis in the messages coming from the government in relation to the EU/IMF bailout.

Dáil still a failure of accountability

Dáil still a failure of accountability

Politicians regularly complain about the low public esteem in which they are held. But is it really any wonder?

Howlin saddles up for horse-trading

Howlin saddles up for horse-trading

The government will soon publish the results of its review of the system of allowances, special payments and premium rates to employees in the public service.

Time to facilitate the culture of giving

Time to facilitate the culture of giving

Irish people have an outstanding record when it comes to giving money to those less fortunate than themselves.

Tough budget choices remain unavoidable

Tough budget choices remain unavoidable

At some point in the next week or two, the government will adopt its budget strategy memorandum.

Debt deal must take account of Irish costs

Debt deal must take account of Irish costs

The payment of billions of euro to private sector holders of bonds in dead banks such as Anglo Irish Bank has been one of the most unjust elements of the Irish financial crash.

Efficient childcare system needed now

Efficient childcare system needed now

The report on childcare deaths is a deeply depressing document. As the Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald, put it, "what we have found, in one word, is a disgrace".

Battle rejoined for Ireland's skies

Battle rejoined for Ireland's skies

If Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary really wants to take over Aer Lingus, he knows he will need some other airline or airlines to provide competition on key routes in and out of Dublin.

Croke Park figures a fudge too far

Croke Park figures a fudge too far

So the Croke Park agreement has been found to be "delivering" in all its facets, according to the government's review body.

Central banks in the front line as Greek people vote

Central banks in the front line as Greek people vote

Nobody knows how today's Greek election will play out or how the outcome will affect an already volatile European situation.

Break links between the banks and states

Break links between the banks and states

Can Europe find a compromise between what is needed to save the euro and what is acceptable to its electorates?

Let's hope for some good European news

Let's hope for some good European news

The flags are appearing on cars, windows and balconies. The streets will empty tonight as the country stays indoors to watch the match.

Now we need a deal on our bank debt

Now we need a deal on our bank debt

The Yes vote on the fiscal treaty should be greeted with relief more than celebration.